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Scotland County, MO

Scotland County, Missouri, 1857

SCOTLAND COUNTY, situated on the north boundary of Missouri. Area, ------ square miles. Seat of justice, Memphis. Pop. in 1850, 3,782. (Fanning's, 1853)

SCOTLAND, a county in the N. N. E. part of Missouri, bordering on Iowa, has an area estimated at 450 square miles. It is traversed by the Wyaconda and the North Fabius and Middle Fabius rivers. The surface is undulating, and consists partly of prairies ; the soil is fertile, and adapted to pasturage or the production of grain. Indian corn, wheat, oats, butter, and live stock are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 236,370 bushels of corn; 14,461 of wheat; 40,345 of oats, and 53,375 pounds of butter. There were 247 pupils attending public schools. Capital, Memphis. Population, 3782; of whom 8631 were free, and 151, slaves. (Baldwin & Thomas, A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States ... 1854)

 

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